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No Spark from plugs

2005 Honda VTX R. Engine turns over, i have fuel and compression but no spark? It just died while i was ridding it and never started agian.

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  • delton_lunce Mar 10, 2009

    i have checked all the fuses i can find.. and check the kick stand switch, and the 2 relays by the fuses. i am sure it is something simple though.

  • delton_lunce Mar 10, 2009

    which kill switch? the one one the handlebars? if the engine is turning over wouldn't that switch be good?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    cranks but no spark.


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It sounds like a fuse or a relay

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  • michael hueppelsheuser Mar 10, 2009

    it could be your kill switch has malfunctioned u would have to take tester to it to check it out


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